attack on that organization and incidentally all other German Amer-"
icans, including the editors of Tm: FATIIERLAND. As Ohlinger is ,
not a name to charm with, it is surmised that Owen Wister was
requisitioned to give the book the prestige of a popular name in
order to make it sell. . ‘
. t 1: It an I .
The "death of John R. McLean has caused the VVashington Part
to make a sudden change of front on the war. The Post used to be
one of the few papers which pursued an even course of fair treat-
ment for the Central Powers. McLean also owned the Cincinnati
Enquirer. The change of front in the Post dates from the recent
death of its owner. It is now one of the court organs of the Allies,
and it is thought that Root has a hand in directing its policy, as
Root has been retained by the younger McLean to break his father's
Jvill. , , ’
GOLDEN womjs FROM A CONTEMPORARY
“D ID you see that resolution of the German American Alliance
pledging life and property to the service and defense of the
United States? ' ' '
“Now, is not that the right American spirit? Could any of us who
are native to the soil do more to show our loyalty and affection to
this country ofours? ’ a a
“It does seem to us that there should be an end of this miserable
Dropaganda of hostility to ourtfellow-citizens of German birth or
“The insult to our sovereignty and the outrages inflicted upon
our.citizens in Mexico do not seem to excite Mr. Wilson’s ‘fighting
mood’ to the point of fighting. Stillit is impossible that this sort
of thing can go on indefinitely without creating war. And with this
prospect in sight. even the most selfish and unscrupulous politician
Ought to beable to see the advantage of uniting our people in one
patriotic body instead of trying to make political capital by abusing
those of foreign descent. ‘
"No matter whetheritheir descent be German, French, English,
Italian or any other, we all know in our hearts that they are AMER-
ICANS, and good'Americans, too.
“In other times naturalized Americans of German, French, Eng-
lish, Irish, Italian-and other descents have given their property
and sacrificed their lives gladly and freely for the sake of their
adopted country. ' " ’
"What they have done in the past they are ready to
“XVe all KNOVV that this is so. .
“And since we do know that this is so, is it not unpatriotic con-
duct to try to lessen this ardor of patriotism, to try to alienate this
loyalty and affection, to try to do anything other than to increase
the patriotic devotion of ‘ALL citizens, whether of ‘native or of
foreign ancestry? i’ ii . . '
“VVe have been steadily and earnestly opposed to this anti-German
American propaganda from its very beginning.
“Granted that our fellow-citizens of German origin did sympa-
thize with their fatherlahd in this great contiict-how else would
any man of sense, expect them to feel?
“Will not a Franco-American sympathize with France, an.Anglo-
American sympathize, with England? And is it not natural and
right that a German‘ American should sympathize with Germanyi,
[ “The fact is that these anti-German American propagandists have
been grossly unfair. For the most part they are ardent and en-
thusiastic sympathizers with England, and are busy day and night
in doing al they can to make America (serve England. And yet
they bitterly and abusively denounce other American citizens whose
Sfmpathies are with Germany as no better than traitors to America.”
The above appeared in the July 8th issue of the New York Ameri-
ran. ' This paper has been the only daily published in the vernacular
in-New York City which has given the German cause and the Ger-
man Americansa square deal. For a little while the Evening Mail
appeared to be fair.
its British-born editor, from Europe, the Evening Mail has reversed
do again. .
-its policy. Mr. Hearst's paper has not reversed its policy. The New
York American has the largest circulation of any paper in New
York. There is a reason why.‘ 0
But since the return of Mr. S. S. McClure, '
v . .- ‘ ii
a I-5 HERE the Russian Success Lies,” writes the Literary Di-
. gest. “Russian Success” and “Lies"-there seems to be a
familiar sound. in this connection. a ' ‘
THE $5,000,000 fund for “propaganda" which the French parlia-. A
ment appropriated recently seems to be winning all the victories
on the western front. ' V .
NOW that the British censor has given free reign to the war
correspondents we are getting “hot stuff" from the English
trenches. , .
BY the way, has anybody heard anything lately of certainiwar
, “Huerta Must Salute the Flag,” and
slogans once popular :'
‘,‘Villa. Dead or Alive”?
so. OL.” WATTERSON rouses himself out of his dotage stif-
ficiently to let out another rebel yell in his Courier-Journal.
of ‘June 17th. The increasing symptoms of the old man's Hohenzol-
lem-Hapsburg monomania should induce his friends to have an
etiicient alienist fumigate his belfry and employ X-rays with a .view ‘
to discovering his bug.
‘THERE must be a deterioration of the quality of the Kentucky
whisky used in the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial oliices.'
It is certainly undermining the old man's temper. -
HE evening-dress meriibers of the American Rights Committee I
’ balk at the third stanza of “The Star Spangled Banner" as the i
devil at holy water.
OW is the time to buy shares in the Russian and new Allied I
a loan which Wall Street is floating, if you want to get stung.
D ON MARQUIS in the‘ New York. Sun has often regretted
that the French carried on no newspaper propaganda. in the
United States. Now the French senate has voted several millions
of dollars for that purpose. Don Marquis was always a lucky man.
Henceforth we expect the soul of France to be revealed in the Sun
with all the wit possessed by its chief columnist. ' ' ' '
THE National City Bank has issued a. circular whichpictures
conditions in Russia-social,.political and cultural-in such se-
ductive light that it ought to have no difiiculty in making everybody
invest in the $50,000,000 Russianloan which it is trying to unload
on the public. But for the seven Yiddish papers, which present quite
a different viewpoint of this idealized Russia, ‘there is danger that '
. all the victims of Kisheneff and other pogroms now settled in New
York would be engaging return passage to the land of milk and ’
honey presided over by the Czar.
HE Tribuna, of ,Madrid, recently concludeda canvass of public
sentiment on the war. An overwhelming number favored the
German side. Since the middle of January 15,000 names were added
‘to the canvass and showed the list of German sympathizers to
include: A ' A ‘
283 university professors.
‘ 144 scientists.
‘ 308 writers and editors.
796 physicians. . I = , 1
1,285 lawyers. ' '
461 enginers. . a
473 teachers. '